Meet the Staff

Meet our 2020/21 Monarch Academy Staff:


Kim Jakovics Principal
Joel Garcia Asst. Principal
Tina Joseph Asst. Principal



Kaitlyn Chubb Kindergarten
 Caroline Hoy Kindergarten
 Katharine McQuade Kindergarten
 Ashley Bergersen Kindergarten/1st

First Grade

Cathy Prola 1st Grade
Christine Burke 1st Grade
Angela Mitchell 1st Grade

Second Grade

Sonja Bolotin 2nd Grade
Jenna Legambi 2nd Grade
Molly Malloy 2nd Grade
Stephanie Besley 2nd Grade

Third Grade

Ashley McElroy 3rd Grade
Romanita Jones 3rd Grade
Tim McCaffrey 3rd Grade
Bryanne Miller 3rd Grade

Fourth Grade

Danielle Williams 4th Grade
Erin McQuate 4th Grade
Rachel Moskowitz 4th Grade
Jakaya Crump 4th Grade

Fifth Grade

Leah Johnston 5th Grade
Ben Noetzel 5th Grade
Regan Marti 5th Grade
Vanessa Deni 5th Grade

Sixth Grade

Valerie Felder 6th Grade
Kate Stanton-Pawlikowski 6th Grade
Jessica Klinedinst 6th Grade
Danyae Morgan 6th Grade

Seventh Grade

Jenn Smith 7th Grade
Jeff Friedman 7th Grade
 Nick Bazemore 7th Grade
Denise Chadwick 7th Grade

Eighth Grade

JP Bennett 8th Grade
 Erika Brown 8th Grade
Daniel Thayer 8th Grade
Amy Duffy 8th Grade
 Jen Pecor 8th Grade


Cultural Arts

Charles Alexander Music
David Brown Art
Pat Fetherman PE
Jennifer Quechol Foreign Language
Samantha Green Art
Oliver Lippy PE
Sarah Easley Media Specialist
Kenzie Turk Music
Joe Wollschlager PE


Support Staff

Kim Einolf Dean of Students
 Kim Kolenda School Psychologist
Liza Brown-Dicostantino Occupational Therapist
Katie Natelli School Counselor
Jennifer Bower School Counselor
Candy Panim IEP Facilitator
 Lindsey Edwards Reading Specialist
Jennifer Madarang 504 Clerk
Moriah Hall Speech Therapist
Barb Kisling Secretary
Jonathan Monroe Instructional Technology TA
Robert Noble Instructional Guide
Crystal Gross Enrollment Secretary

Nicky Kaler Front Desk Secretary
Tracy Krol Math Instructional Specialist
Angie Zazzera School Nurse




Monarch campuses are currently closed and with distance learning students participating in summer school/ESY programming. For a listing of free meals sites for children ages 2 to 18, go to View our resource Talking to Children about COVID-19 and Managing their Social and Emotional Needs.